The Word by Pablo Neruda

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There was an interesting order that structured this poem. The second paragraph takes the reader to the past, where the word emerged, immature and still growing. It gives the reader a history to refer to before reading the complete poem. Neruda describes the growth of the word was arduous and as a metaphor, he compares languages to tribes that seek to gain new land to sow, implying that language is just like those early tribes, always growing and gaining new regions. "...the settlements set out and arrived and new lands and water reunited to sow their word anew.aE (570)

The author acknowledged the fear and hesitance that a person might feel when they begin to conjure the strength to speakwrite. He symbolizes this by using nature-like descriptions,

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Pablo Neruda, Garcia Lorca, words neruda,


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